Gosh don't the months roll around quickly?! Time for another instalment of Siân's Storytelling Sundays - check it out here (after reading mine of course :-P)
At work this week, I was wondering what to write about ... and then realised that work itself would be something to talk about. Namely my first jobs ... and possibly Hubby's first jobs! They have no bearing on where we ended up working at all - but they have influenced us!
My first job was working in Woolworths on Saturdays - guarding the fur coats! THE most boring job in the world: hanging around the rack containing half a dozen, not hugely expensive (we are talking Woollies after all!), rabbit fur coats: to make sure that nobody tried them on and walked out of the store! Do I have a fur coat now? No!!
My second Saturday job was in British Home Stores (BHS) working in the homewares department, where I learnt to use a till that didn't add up very well ... if someone came to me wanting to buy 15 items at 99p, I was supposed to enter 99p fifteen times! Luckily my co-worker showed me the quick way to do this and honed my mental arithmetic skills to boot - £15 less 15p i.e. £14.85 is a LOT quicker and more accurate to key in than 99p, 99p, 99p, 99p, ... My colleague also taught me how to fold (tea-)towels for display on the shelves so that there were no visible edges. Do I still fold towels this way? YES!
I then worked as a shelf-filler, and eventually on the tills, at Waitrose - their tills did a much better job of adding up than the BHS ones ... do I still shop there? Sometimes :D
Now Hubby had various jobs before he started down his final career path, but the job that has left him with a legacy is the one in the dairy - producing yoghurt. He won't eat it! Not because he dislikes it. Not because he's allergic to it. But because "Phil" used to flick his bogies into the mix!!! I somehow don't think I'll be doing a page about that, do you?!
More stories here - enjoy!